Bucket-List Material: Ladakh 10 Best Restaurants!

Who don’t love foods and that too when you are exploring a place? All you need is a place with a perfect blend of good ambiance, hospitality, music, a wide range of menu, and definitely a scrumptious food to make your dining experience a pleasant one.

A great restaurant is one that just makes you feel like you're not sure whether you went out or you came home. And someone rightly quoted, “You don’t need a silver fork to eat good food.”

There is end number of restaurants one can explore in Leh during the peak summer season but definitely, it is time-consuming and risk to enter a place which is heavy on the pocket for food that didn’t meet your expectation. 

Here we are listing few of the restaurants in and around Leh Ladakh for a pleasing experience, keep scrolling for the list:

1.Bon Appetit Restaurant

Bon Appetit has a unique design of any restaurant in Leh. It has three separate spaces; an enclosed dining area with a small lounge space, a partially covered area which is a Ladakhi style courtyard anda spread-out outdoor seating. The entire space is enclosed by a small wall which has an in-house vegetable garden and a garden with flowers and trees which you walk in through a small gateway.
The concept offers customers a one-of-a-kind experience to enjoy their meals in a setting of their choice. On warm, pleasant days they can have their meals outdoors and on hot days take refuge indoors. We are located in the heart of Leh town but a little away from the hustle and bustle of the market in verdant and peaceful surroundings.
We have seating for a total of 70+ people.
We are open from May-November. Our menu is largely continental cuisine but with a special section for tandoori items. It is a constantly changing menu with a focus on fresh and local produce. Bon Appetit is co-owned by Stanzin Lamo and Kunzes Angmo.
Address: Lower Karzoo, Leh Ladakh Landline:01982251533  

2. Amigo Korean Restaurant

Amigo Korean Restaurant is located on Changspa Road in Leh. 
Korean cuisine is largely based on rice, vegetables and meats. Traditional Korean meals are named for the number of side dishes that accompany sticky rice. Kimchi is served at almost every meal. In Aimigo Korean Restaurant, we grow our own vegetables in the garden beside the restaurant, to serve you the fresh homemade Kimchi. 
We follow the original Korean recipe. Commonly used ingredients include sesame, oil, doenjang (fermented bean paste), soy sauce, gochujang (fermented bean paste) are ordered from Korean Mart in Delhi. We have different kinds of Korean rice, soup, chicken dishes and Korean BBQ that will surely suit your taste. 
Welcome to Amigo Korean Restaurant! You can enjoy authentic Korean food while you are in the land of high passes. We are pleased to serve you.
Address: oppt. Morvain Mission School, Gyaslang Complex, Changspa Rd, Leh

3. Alchi kitchen, Enjoy the traditional local cuisine with a twist

If you love to explore the local cuisine and make your travel complete then step in Alchi Kitchen restaurant. You can treat yourself with a plate of local cuisine such as Sku, Thukpa, Chutagi, Momo, and Khambir with soaked apricot. The orginal charm of the food is kept intact with the modern blend. Not just the food you will definitely fall in love with the ambiance. A warm, cozy and traditional look of the restaurant will be an ad- on to enjoy a delicious meal.
Interestingly, it is the first ever restaurant of Ladakh with traditional food cooking class. Yes, if you have time then you can also learn to cook traditional food.
 Address: Kawoo House, Chutey Rantak, Main market, Leh  

4. Chopstick Noodle Bar, The den of Asian food

The calm and cool indoor ambiance and the spacious outdoor seating is a perfect place to have Asian food.  The lamps used outside dining area will add a charm to the place. If you crave for Thai food than it is the best place, other than that you will definitely get Chinese and North Indian food.  They serve both veg and non-veg food along with refreshing beverages. Schezwan chilly garlic noodle, crispy fried chilly potatoes, and momo are definitely the best menu picks. The best place to eat your lunch and dinner.
Address:  Raku Complex, Fort Road, Leh.

5. Sky Wok, Restaurant with a home feeling

The multi-cuisine restaurant cum café gives you a home feeling with its warm and cozy ambiance. The place will end all sorts of food craving whether it is Chinese, Tibetan, Thai, Italian and local food or even fast food along with a choice of beverages. The best part is it is opened throughout the year.
The choice of inside and rooftop seating with a spectacular view of the main market and a mountain view will definitely give you enjoyable dining experience.
Address: Opposite Chowkhang Vihara, Main market, Leh

6. Cloud Café, Treat yourself in an open garden area

Away from the hustle bustle life of Leh town, Cloud Cafe, the garden restaurant is located in Thiksay village near the famous Thiksey monastery. The spacious garden area with a choice of covered and alfresco seating is a perfect place to enjoy your meal at any hours of the day.  They have a choice of Indian, Chinese and European cuisines. Also, try not missing their scrumptious pizzas and roasted chicken. The vegetarian meal option is also available.
The serene atmosphere with a picturesque beauty of mountains and trees and good food is surely you don’t want to miss.
Address: Leh Manali Highway, Thiksey village

7. The Grand Wazwan Planet, The vibes of Kashmir

One among the famous restaurants in Leh for Kashmiri cuisines. The restaurant is very spacious with common seatings and separate cabin choice. Sizzled with spices, there are wide choices of mutton and chicken meal. Starting from the tandoori dishes to red hot curries the meals accompanied with Kashmiri Pulao or Naan or Roti will definitely end your craving for authentic Kashmiri cuisine.
They do have a vegetarian option also and is open all season.
Address: Opposite SNM Hospital, Leh

8. Gesmo, Favourite place for the backpackers

Amidst the busy market, Gesmo is a perfect place to have all three meals of the day and snacks. They serve Tibetan, Chinese, Indian and Italian. The Tuna sandwiches, Yak cheese pizza, and Israeli cuisine is a must try option. The place is popular not just among visitors but locals also, hence remains a bit crowded.  Also, you can find cakes and cookies under one roof.  Take a window seat, grab your coffee or tea and enjoy while watching people strolling by on the street.
Address: Opposite Yak Tail Hotel, Fort Road, Leh

9. Tibetan Kitchen, End the craving for authentic Tibetan food

A bit away from the busy market, Tibetan Kitchen is the best place to end your craving for Tibetan food. The restaurant has both outdoor and indoor seating facilities. Perfect ambiance, good food, and candlelight at night time make dinner time more special. Serves both veg and non-veg cuisine. If you are in a group, don’t miss Gyako, a traditional Tibetan dish prepared only on prior order.
In peak season it is crowded so it’s advisable to reserve your seats before.
Address:  Fort Road, Leh

10. Chef Kitchen, Enjoy your meal at the rooftop

Centrally located in the main market the restaurant is very accessible. Its rooftop seating with a spectacular view of Leh palace and dim lighting during night time completes the dining. Also, have a spacious indoor seating if you love to stay inside and dine.
They serve delicious Chinese, Tibetan, North Indian, Northeast and Thai food. From mild flavored to spicy dishes enjoy the pleasant dining.
Address: Opposite Post office, Main market, Leh

11. La Piazzetta, The open-air restaurant

One of the most happening places in Leh. If you love dining outside with candle lights, lanterns and bonfire with live music, the place is just for you. Chinese, local food, Italian, Kashmiri dishes are the menu picks and firewood pizza is their specialty.
Home delivery service within a 5km radius of Leh city is also provided.
Address: Near Moravian Mission School, Changspa road, Leh

12. Tenzin Dickey restaurant, Simple yet the best

A small, simple restaurant with not so much fancy things to describe but is the perfect place to enjoy good vegetarian food. They basically serve Chinese and Tibetan dishes. The Chilly garlic noodles and Cheese momo are the best taste buds and make sure to have it once.
Address: Fort Road, Leh

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